13 Asheville Wedding Venues for Every Style
Nestled neatly in the heart of western North Carolina, Asheville is a vibrant, diverse city. It has the best of both worlds: a bustling downtown with local shops and cafes and breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In addition, this growing town also offers a fairytale-like backdrop for couples who choose to wed on or near The Biltmore Estate, the largest privately-owned home in the country. For the hipster duo, the trendy, retro River Arts District offers breweries, former factory buildings, and more. Regardless if you're from the area or planning a destination wedding celebration, you'll want to find the right Asheville wedding venue for you, your partner and your unique vision. Here, we rounded up our top picks for the best wedding experience in Asheville:
The Venue in Asheville, North Carolina
What's in a name? Well, everything for this ceremony and reception spot, appropriately called The Venue. For couples who want a blank canvas to design their ideal nuptials, this could be the best option. It can go either traditional or contemporary, thanks to exposed beams, red brick walls, natural tile floors and beautiful, bright natural light. Also, if you would rather a venue take care of some of the vendors for you for a better wedding experience, you will appreciate their in-house executive chef who transforms local ingredients into uniquely crafted menus for your preference and palate. Plus: an on-site wedding planner is included in your rate.
The Highland Brewing Company in Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville is known for its microbrewing scene, so it makes sense at least one of the breweries would double as a wedding event venue with dynamic floor plans. The Highland Brewing Company offers a 3,000 square-foot bar with 360-degree views of the mountain range for large affairs, or The Barrel Room, for intimate, smaller parties. What's surprising — and awesome! — about this pick is its diverse options. Sure, it is a hip brewery. But their wedding suite was decorated by West Elm, so you still can have the more traditional 'getting ready' photos. When you chat with them, ask about their various wedding packages which give you plenty of choices. Wow your guest by adding on a signature small-batch beer, just for you and your soon-to-be-spouse.
Junebug Asheville in Weaverville, North Carolina
You'll need to drive half an hour from Asheville's city center for this retro, rustic venue — but trust us, it's worth the commute. This gorgeous 50-acre property features not one but two ceremony locations, dependent on the size and vibe of your wedding. For guests lists up to 200 people, you can exchange vows in Walnut Cove, next to a serene creek. However, if you're having a micro wedding of 20 or less, you can say 'I do' in a ceremony site treehouse. Yes, a treehouse! It's a two-story work of art that's supported entirely by two Red Oak trees.
And, if your budget allows, the event venue offers ten vintage campers for rent that house up to 30 people. As a fun addition, Junebug also has a 1960 Airstream clam shell bar that can be used for breakfast service the morning after the wedding. (Talk about a cute take on a traditional bed & breakfast, right?) Pricing varies, so reach out for a personalized quote for your wedding experience.
The Farm — A Gathering Place in Candler, North Carolina
A short 10-mile drive from downtown Asheville, you can consider this a go-to gem for smaller, casual, outdoor wedding or an elopement. It's among the Blue Ridge Mountains, providing a wooded, gorgeous backdrop for photos. And, it offers seven cabins and cottages to give 38 people a place to sleep your rustic wedding night (or weekend). Plus, they have decor items on-site to make your barn wedding a reality — including candles, twinkle lights and bubbles machines, as well as games like Jenga or corn hole. It's rustic and simple and feels just like home. For those who dream of a barn wedding, The Farm delivers.
The Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina
Built in the early 1900s by the Vanderbilt family, The Biltmore House offers glamour, history, and a plethora of event space for your ceremony and wedding. They can accommodate anywhere from 30 to 600 guests at their nine outdoor and indoor venues to create your dream wedding experience. This means you could have everything from your rehearsal dinner to your big day at the same location. While you can expect to pay a pretty penny here, what you'll receive is a hands-on, immersive planning experience from their Destination Activities Team. In addition to helping you make your wedding day perfect, they can also ensure your guests have fun things to do throughout the weekend, like a visit to their wineries or gardens or even horseback riding. In short? If you want to feel like a princess, this is the wedding venue in Asheville to choose.
Laughing Waters Retreat Center in Gerton, North Carolina
Gerton is a nearby town, only 25 minutes from the heart of downtown Asheville. We included this event venue since it'll make nature lovers rejoice. When you rent Laughing Waters, you have the entire property — including the lodge and cottage. Most couples choose to rent out the entire weekend and have a smaller celebration since it can only sleep up to eight people. However, they do allow up to 35 people to stay if they are willing to camp instead. You can expect an outdoor wedding where you and your number one will say 'I do' in a rustic, romantic setting. Also, you can choose only to host your ceremony or reception, too, since their great room can fit up to 75 people and features a deck overlooking a waterfall. Talk about a full-service, dream wedding. They can provide a variety of wedding packages, based on what you crave.
The Ridge Asheville in Marshall, North Carolina
Some couples like to mull over every last detail of wedding planning. And others just want it to be done, stat. If you're the latter, you'll appreciate The Ridge, which offers plenty of vendors on-site. They will not only decorate everything for you, but they also offer bar and bartending options and transportation for your guests. One of their most popular packages is the micro wedding which accommodates up to 50 people. You won't believe what it includes: a four-hour rental of the venue, including access to The Residence, The Chateau and The Knoll, as well as chairs, tables, glassware, flatware and decor. In addition to mountain views, you will also appreciate the architecture, which will remind you of a chateau in France. (Think: impressive, dazzling chandeliers for a dream wedding that could take place on a street in Paris.)
The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina
Locals of Asheville will always suggest visitors visit The Omni Grove Park Inn, arguably among the best hotels in the city. Its perched location offers jaw-dropping views of the surrounding mountains, and you can choose from five indoor or outdoor spaces. The best one, though? Probably the Mountain View Terrace at sunset, which truly can't be beaten. It's a five-star wedding experience unlike any other. If you have a wedding of 25 or more, you are required to have a professional and/or certified wedding planner to help with set up, vendor arrival and timelines. If you have a larger budget, consider treating your wedding party party to a treatment or day in their 43,000-square foot spa, including an iconic lazy river. This dreamy event space is our pick for the most gorgeous outdoor ceremony option. You can't beat it for an outdoor venue.
Yesterday Spaces in Leicester, North Carolina
A hop and a skip from downtown Asheville is Leicester, a small area filled with farmland. This venue space touches on the charm of North Carolina, offering a rustic loft space, a 100-year old dairy bond, an event field, and even a dedicated ceremony space with an aisle. There's also a refurbished farmhouse from the early 1900s that's available for up to 13 guests, ideal for your wedding party. What we love the most about this Asheville wedding venue is how it marries the old with the new effortlessly.
Homewood in Asheville, North Carolina
The historic district of Montford is home to many of the oldest houses in the city. One of the most beloved is Homewood, the former residence of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Carroll. While you may not recognize their name, your ears may perk up at their friends, including F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, as well as The Vanderbilts, the owners of The Biltmore House. Homewood has been restored to all of its splendor and feels like a castle tucked away in the mountains. Imagine: sparkling chandeliers, alabaster scones and stone fireplaces. There is room for an outdoor or indoor wedding, as well as plenty of spots for an elegant cocktail hour and reception.
The Asheville Masonic Temple in Asheville, North Carolina
In the early 1900s, the Royal Arch Masons and the Mount Hermon Lodge went in together to purchase a lot at 80 Broadway in Asheville. They built the Asheville Masonic Temple in 1912, and it's remained standing ever since. Today, it's an event space that has four floors of areas to exchange vows, cheers to the start of your marriage and dance the night away. In the heart of the downtown area, you will enjoy a foyer, a dining room, and more nooks-and-crannies, all ideal for a unique wedding. As a bonus, they offer bar and flor packages, as well as decor items for rent too.
Century Room on the Park in Asheville, North Carolina
The main greenery of downtown Asheville, Pack Square Park, is where many gather to read a book, have a picnic, or otherwise enjoy the North Carolina breeze. You can say 'I do' overlooking this area by hosting your ceremony at the Century Room on the Park. This venue can host up to 180 people and included a dedicated kitchen and full-service bar. They also offer a bridal suite for getting ready, making it easier to get ready for your waltz down the aisle.
The 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa in Lure, North Carolina
The Blue Ridge Mountains surround the city of Asheville, offering a gorgeous tapestry that wows and dazzles locals and visitors alike. One of the many lakes in the region is Lake Lure, only 30 minutes from downtown. If you'd like to host your big day with everyone you love on the property, consider this inn and spa built-in 1927. You can view them a one-stop shop for everything you need — bar and food services, rentals for your ceremony and reception, plus a place to sleep for your loved ones. They can also offer beach bonfire welcome parties, brunch buffets and more. There is plenty of space to make your relationship official as well, including a gazebo, a courtyard, and a private dining area indoors, too.